Nature Art in Ink & Fiber

South River, Canada

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About BeneathTheRowanTree

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Beneath the Rowan Tree... For Wonder Full People

BTRT was a surprise.
That is... I never meant to start a business.

As the mother of a 2 year old, I was committed to sharing a wonder full childhood with my daughter~ for our family this meant avoiding commercialism, providing natural toys and nature experiences, and allowing our child to grow up slowly in a small town in Northern Ontario.

I started making clothing and toys for our daughter when I was unable to find these items to fit our family values and lifestyle in our own area. And given my tendency to really commit to the things I love~ I just couldn't stop... we were on to something that is GOOD for children that had been forgotten by so many... open ended, imaginative play, natural and simple childhood.... and I wanted to share it!

(This is where I should share that I am also an ordained minister (20 years), currently taking a break to homeschool and make stuff, and so I *might* have a natural (or professional) inclination to share good news ...ideas and resources that lend themselves to whole and grounded living.)

In the past 9 years I have grown into my own skin as an artist and artisan, even as I have grown into motherhood in all of its fullness. (And I am even starting to feel, at 42, like I might be a teeny tiny bit of a grownup once in a while).

What an amazing journey... to find within one's self, deep wells of possibility awaiting creative expression! I highly recommend it!

So it is that BTRT is the means for our family to share our commitment to the value of children and childhood. More than any product, our purpose is what drives the business... and more than ever, I am a believer in the power of play to open up worlds of wonder for our children~ much needed in an age where imagination, art and the questing soul are given so little regard.

Our toys are made with wool, silk and wood. Natural, renewable resources that will last for generations, and if not... they easily return to the earth. ♥
They are made by my hands .
And they are always COLOURFUL (spelled the Canadian way!).

Everything is made in our home, amidst the general chaos of daily life which includes homeschooling, dogs, the arrivals and departures of my truck driver husband, my ministry and lots and lots of craft supplies, music, colour and joy.

{{And I am so grateful to my husband for his support, and to our delightful and amazing daughter, Rowan, who started it all}}

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  • Lori Campbell

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Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Welcome to BTRT where we are a passionate about toys made with natural materials toys and designed to encourage wonder and imagination.
We are a family based, Canadian shop.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.


Cancellations: accepted

Request a cancellation: within 2 days of purchase


We accept PAYPAL & ETSY Direct Payment.


We ship from CANADA.
We commit to shipping by our stated deadlines, which are within the dates from Canada Post for holiday delivery~ however, without tracking, we cannot guarantee specific delivery dates. In 10 years we have been very pleased with the postal services' commitment to making holidays happy with timely deliveries! Thank you for choosing BTRT!

Please observe dates for order placement, in order to ensure Christmas delivery.
USA: Order by December 10
CANADA: Order by December 10
OVERSEAS: Order by November 28
{holiday deadlines apply to all silk and ready to ship items, it does not include custom crowns or other custom orders unless agreed to in advance by buyer & shop, thank you!}

In a RUSH?
Please contact us right away to upgrade.
FLAT RATE shipping includes standard air service without tracking.

All silk items are dyed to order, please allow 4-5 business days for completion.

Once completed, your order will ship via Canada Post as small or light packet (no tracking, unless you have upgraded). Once completed and shipped out your package should take an *average* number of business days as follows:
Canada: 3-7
USA: 7-10
International: 10-18

Wishing you many hours of happy play!
If you are concerned about the arrival of your item, please let us know.

*Business days = Monday - Friday, excluding holidays.
We do answer some correspondence on the weekends, but as a rule we try to take the weekends for home and family time.

Additional policies and FAQs

Allergy Alert: We do have a dog in the home, but not in our studio space. We do not use any scented products (detergent etc) in our house due to sensitivities and allergies.

More information

Last updated on May 11, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Sizing details

Sizes are described for each item. If you are purchasing for a specific use or space, please be sure to measure before ordering. As each silk piece is dyed custom for you, returns and exchanges are not generally made for pieces that are their described dimensions.

Care instructions

Every silk item will arrive with a postcard bearing detailed information about the item and its care. Generally, treat silk like your own hair (a protein fiber)~ wash gently in warm to cool water with a gentle shampoo or dish soap and hang to dry. Avoid laundry detergent. Direct sunlight (ie on a clothesline) can quickly damage silk. Tumble dry low for a brief time, best of all~ press with a warm iron while damp.